BTV’s 56th founding anniversary today

Staff Correspondent

25 December, 2020 12:00 AM printer

BTV’s 56th founding anniversary today

BTV Director General Haroon-or-Rashid speaking at the press conference.

Today is the 56th founding anniversary Bangladesh Television (BTV). To mark the founding anniversary BTV will air an array of programme.

On the eve of its anniversary, a press conference was held at BTV building in the capital’s Rampura area on Thursday.  

BTV Director General SM Haroon-or-Rashid, programme and planning director Jagadish Esh, Deputy Director General (programme) Dr. Tasmina Ahmed, Deputy Director General (news) Anup Khastagir, its Dhaka Centre General Manager Nasir Mahmud, among others, were present on the occasion.

BTV Director General Haroon-or-Rashid described different issues related to BTV, including, its current programmes, future plan etc. at the press conference.  

Bangladesh Television (BTV) is the state-owned Television network in Bangladesh. It started its journey as Dhaka Television on December 25 in 1964. It launched its test transmission from a small floor of DIT Building in Dhaka. Later, it was renamed Bangladesh Television after the independence of Bangladesh in 1971. Broadcasts in full colour started in 1980. BTV is a terrestrial channel which is broadcast from Dhaka and relayed to rest of the country through 17 relay stations. There is now a regional station located in Chottogram which broadcasts local programmes. In 2004, BTV started worldwide broadcasts through its satellite-based wing called BTV World.